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Monday, April 15, 2013
Patriots' offseason workout bonuses

By Field Yates

The Patriots' offseason workout program begins today, and many players' contracts contain clauses that reward them for being an active participant. The specific percentage of workouts a player must complete varies by the contract, but is often close to 80 or 90 percent.

Some players do not have any workout clauses in their contract, and some players opt to work out on their own either locally or in a different part of the country (the latter is far more common). Quarterback Tom Brady has had offseasons in which he has worked out in California, and it's not uncommon for veterans with families to stay home while they train.

The following Patriots have workout bonuses in their contracts for this offseason:

Guard Logan Mankins: $250,000
Linebacker Jerod Mayo: $250,000
Nose tackle Vince Wilfork: $200,000
Cornerback Ras-I Dowling: $125,000
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski: $100,000
Safety Steve Gregory: $100,000
Defensive tackle Kyle Love: $100,000
Defensive end Rob Ninkovich: $100,000
Wide receiver Matthew Slater: $100,000
Running back Shane Vereen: $100,000
Tight end Aaron Hernandez: $82,000
Wide receiver Julian Edelman: $50,000
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly: $50,000
Safety Devin McCourty: $50,000
Cornerback Aqib Talib: $50,000
Center Ryan Wendell: $50,000
Tight end Rob Gronkowski: $30,000
Linebacker Niko Koutovides: $25,000
Offensive lineman Nick McDonald: $20,000
Cornerback Marquice Cole: $15,000
Wide receiver Michael Jenkins: $15,000
Linebacker Mike Rivera: $10,000
Defensive end Jake Bequette: $5,000